NGD Another Raptor EXP

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by pflug, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

    401
    Oct 11, 2013
    Michigan
    This arrived today- for an inexpensive guitar I love the feel of these things

    Trans Red, a couple small dings but overall looking pretty much unused, still has plastic on pickguard

    The Raptors seem to be breeding here...

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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
  3. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

    Age:
    34
    917
    Jun 16, 2016
    NY
    Was always intrigued by these. Some have said that Peavey guitars are actually not all that bad. What I would like to confirm is 1. Are the necks nice and 2. Are the pickups decent? Alnico or ceramic?

    Hope you enjoy your NGD!

    edit: they remind me a lot of the Yamaha Pacificas... simple yet well-built HSS platforms. The pickguard bothers me because it's not a common format.
     
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  4. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

    401
    Oct 11, 2013
    Michigan
    I like the necks on them a lot- I know that's subjective but seem big enough to be comfortable (I've found the Pacifica to be a bit small for comfort)- As for quality the fretwork seems good and I've been able to get a low action without any levelling and no sharp edges
    Pickups are mid-range ceramics with big poles, they're decent for an inexpensive guitar- better than a lot of cheap ceramics but nothing spectacular either. I've got a set of GM Alnico ".25 caliber"coming to try out as well as some "conventional" 62z single coils I'm planning on trying with a Duncan JB in the bridge. MIM big block trem should also be a drop in
    Peavey has sold a wide range of guitars- these are toward the lower end but seem like a great value
     
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  5. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    Sweet looking guitar, HNGD.
     
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  6. GuitarGuru76

    GuitarGuru76 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    52
    159
    Feb 23, 2019
    Wisconsin
    Just got a an early gen 1 international raptor last week. Good bones to play with. Peavy Raptor 1.PNG
     
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  7. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

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    51
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
  8. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Age:
    61
    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Congratulations on the Raptor Plus EXP. Very nice, easy to play guitars. I had a trans red one I gave to my son. He also has a black Raptor I. I have two Raptor I's; one red, one white. 574504929133618en.JPG Peavey Raptor I white SSS Full.JPG
     
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  9. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities

    If they’re at all like Reactors (Peavey’s Tele clone) they should be nice, solid guitars. My first actual brand-new guitar was a Reactor, I read a “Tele Copy Shootout” in “Guitar Player Magazine” (remember them?) in the early 90’s and they rated the Peaveys over everything, even our beloved Squiers. Mine had Ceramic magnets (single bar across the bottom) and I remember the neck being fuller than the Squier Tele the store also had. Plus at the time, all the Squiers that store had, had Rosewood necks, and the Peavey could be had with an all-maple one, (And was cheaper) so I went with that. Unless the 2nd generation Raptors got cheapened, they should be great instruments.
     
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